Booking

If you are interested in finding out more about this service or booking in a free discovery call, please email info@dieteticallyspeaking.clinic

We are a team of Registered Dietitians who support those who struggle with a difficult relationship with food.

This can be anywhere on the spectrum from food anxiety, chronic dieting, disordered eating or a diagnosed eating disorder. All eating difficulties are valid and deserving of support.

Our aim is to help you achieve a peaceful, free and flexible relationship with food.

Our Dietitians work in an evidence-based, compassionate, person-centred and weight-inclusive way.

You are the expert of your own life, so we are there to support and empower you, rather than just telling you what to do. Think of us as your tour guide, there alongside you on your journey to a more peaceful relationship with food.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is This Service Right For You?

We support those who have a difficult relationship with food, in order to get to a more free and flexible place where food complements your life in a healthy way, rather than dominating your life in an unhealthy way. 

For example, this service may be for you if you:

  • Have been stuck in the cycle of dieting and feeling ‘on and off the wagon’ for years
  • Feel anxious or guilty about specific foods 
  • Are interested in eating more intuitively, in-line with your internal body cues
  • Struggle with emotional or binge eating
  • Feel that food dominates your life in an unhealthy way e.g. concerns about ‘healthy eating’ leaves to anxiety or stops you from enjoying food or eating out with friends.
  • Feel confused about how to eat well in a flexible way that supports overall health
  • Want support with disordered eating.

Please note: as appointments are held via video call, this service is not designed for those who have a severe eating disorder or for those under the age of 15.

If you are unsure about whether this service is for you don’t hesitate to email us on: info@dieteticallyspeaking.clinic 

What Qualifications & Experience Do We Have?

In the Dietetically Speaking Clinic we are all Registered Dietitians. This is a legally protected title that ensures we are appropriately qualified to assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems. Maintaining this registration also involves staying up to date with the latest nutritional science and acting in an ethical and professional manner. 

We have a variety of experience and training related to our specialist area of eating disorders, disordered eating and intuitive eating.

As well this, our Dietitians also have training and experience related to other nutritional concerns including:

  • Sports nutrition
  • Gut health & IBS
  • Women’s health  
  • Heart health
  • Nutritional deficiencies

You can find our more about our individual training and experience here on our About Us page.

How Much Does This Cost?

The following packages are designed for optimal outcomes when it comes to healing your relationship with food.

Please note: all prices are in GBP as Dietetically Speaking Ltd. is a UK-registered company.

All packages include:

  • Optional check-ins and support between sessions
  • Resources and activities to use between sessions
  • Communication with members of your healthcare team (where relevant)

Package options*:

  • Initial package (includes an 80-minute assessment session and 3 x 50-minute review sessions): £527
  • 4-session review package (includes 4 x 50-minute review sessions): £486
  • 8-session review package (includes 8 x 50-minute review sessions): £864

Bespoke packages can be discussed upon request.

*The 4-session package is valid for a maximum of 4 months and 8-session package is valid for 8 months. However, a 4-session package is likely to last 1-3 months and an 8-session package is likely to last 2-6 months, as for the best results I recommend having your sessions every 1-3 weeks, particularly in the earlier stages of dietetic input.

How Do Appointments Work?

All appointments take place virtually, usually via video consultation (using Zoom) or telephone call.

Additional support is available via email, using an app called Recovery Record or a tailored self-monitoring spreadsheet.

Zoom/phone appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

An initial assessment consultation will last up to 80-minutes and is tailored for each individual client.

This usually involves:

  • Assessment of relevant background information – such as medical history, current medication, recent blood tests, digestive function, lifestyle factors (e.g. physical activity, stress)
  • Exploration of your relationship with food and body image
  • Dietary assessment
  • Education and a personalised plan
  • A follow-up plan to suit your needs

Follow-up appointments are usually 50-minutes long and are also tailored towards your individual needs and preferences. 

Click here for more information about our clinic policies.

Where Can I Find Reviews?

You can find reviews of this services at the end of this page and click here to read our reviews on TrustPilot.

What Makes These Appointments Different?

These appointments put you and your relationship with food at the centre. We work collaboratively with our clients, rather than just telling you what to do. We are like a nutrition tour guide, there to support and guide on your journey to a peaceful relationship with food. 

We strive to create a compassionate, non-judgemental and empowering environment for our clients, as you are ultimately the expert in yourself. 

There is no set blueprint for the appointments as they are always tailored to meet the changing needs of each individual client. However, the focus is on overall health and wellbeing, rather than weight loss (as discussed in the next FAQ). 

We also make use of user-friendly technology in order to provide the option of a higher level of support and monitoring, as compared with only interacting during scheduled appointments.

Do We Help People To Lose Weight? 

The work we do with clients focuses on improving their relationship with food, from a holistic and weight-inclusive perspective. As body image concerns are a big driver for eating difficulties, and weight loss does not automatically mean improved health, we encourage clients to shift at least some of the focus away from the scales and weight loss as you work on healing your relationship with food.

The focus is on ‘the big picture of health’ including mental wellbeing and food flexibility.

This is of course a very individual decision and conversation, and the desire to lose weight is entirely understandable based on the society we live in and the messages we receive about this. So this is a great question to bring up in your discovery call if it’s on your mind, and this topic is never off limits for our clients to discuss with us.

Where Can I Find Further Information?

If you have any questions or if you are interested in booking in a free 15-minute discovery call, you can send enquiries to info@dieteticallyspeaking.clinic

Testimonials

Click here to read more reviews of this service on TrustPilot.


Working with Maeve has allowed me to completely change my relationship with food. I first began working with Maeve because I struggled hugely with a fear of certain foods, which resulted in huge anxiety, a number of food rules and unwanted weight loss. In just a few months, Maeve has helped me realise that no food should be feared, and all foods have a place in our diet. She was kind, patient, re-assuring and non judgemental at all times and I knew she was just an email away if I ever needed advice or support. Maeve provided me with the help, resources and knowledge I needed and encouraged me to challenge myself. I could not be more helpful for the progress she has helped me make and I am now on the way to returning to my happiest, healthiest self. I truly could not have done this without working with Maeve and I encourage anyone who is struggling with food to reach out to her, because it will be so worth it.

LB – Client

Maeve has been an amazing support with my recovery from disordered eating — every time I doubted myself or slipped up, she was right there, super calm and ready with a plan to get back on track! I never felt judged by her, so, for the first time, relapse didn’t feel like it instilled shame or guilt in me, it was just a bump in the road but always possible to get back up from. Eating regularly and eating substantial meals has become near-automatic at this point, it feels non-negotiable. I’m really ensuring I prioritise my eating before I do anything so that I have enough food to sustain me each day. More than that though, I don’t feel the emotional tie to food as much anymore, I don’t have that intense anxiety around some meals and I also am not changing my eating patterns depending on my mood. I also feel like I’ve come to a place of body neutrality, where I focus on its functionality and how much I need it to cope with each day. I don’t think words can do justice to explain how grateful I am for all of the support I received from Maeve.

J McK – Client

Maeve is fantastic. Knowledgable and empathetic. I look forward to our discussions as she gently guides me towards thinking differently about food.

A Hud – Client

An exceptional dietician. Maeve completely changed my life in navigating my recovery from an immune system issue called urticaria. Maeve continually showed with professionalism and care. I would highly recommend Maeve as a dietician.

Leah Moore – Client

I was nervous about my first appointment but Maeve was so easy to talk to and so knowledgeable. She is extremely professional and has really helped me with all approaches to food and nutrition. I also felt that everything was so easily explained and made such sense in a world where we are bombarded with a lot of nutritional informational. So refreshing to actually learn from a qualified professional. Thank you Maeve for everything.

CW – Client

Maeve has been phenomenal in advising me on health and nutrition. She has been so informative and helpful in analysing my diet and advising me with evidence-based information about how to obtain the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals and advise on other issues such as thyroid, bone health, iron-rich foods and pregnancy nutrition. I have gained a huge amount of knowledge and as a result, feel much more confident in obtaining optimum nutrition during my pregnancy. She is very professional and extremely prompt at addressing any questions that I may contact her about regarding certain supplements, foods and how certain vitamins, minerals and food sources interact with each other and may hinder absorption.  I am so glad that I booked appointments with her and would highly recommend her to anyone, I wish I had had an appointment with her years ago. I believe it is of utmost importance to book an appointment with a registered dietitian when looking for guidance on diet, nutrition and overall health as this is so scientific and requires expertise in this area.

Edel Feeney – Client

Maeve has a very pleasant manner, is very competent and knowledgeable and listens very carefully and her recommendations are very sensible and manageable.

MC – Client


Testimonials

Maeve has been consulting on The Food Medic Educational Hub for 12 months now and has been a huge asset to the team. Her ability to translate some very nuanced topics in nutrition into easy-to-follow, informative articles and infographics is really admirable.

Dr Hazel Wallace

Founder of The Food Medic

Maeve is incredibly talented at sharing scientific information in an easy to understand way. The content she shares with us is always really interesting, clear, and of very high quality. She’s one of our favourite writers to work with!

Aisling Moran

Senior UX Writer at Thriva Health

Maeve has written extensively for NHD magazine over the last few years, producing a wealth of dietetic and nutritional articles. Always evidence based and factual, Maeve creates material that is relevant and very readable. She provides high quality work with a professional and friendly approach. Maeve is a beacon of high quality knowledge and work within the nutrition writing community; and someone NHD magazine is proud to work with.

Emma Coates

Editor of Network Health Digest

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